Students very pleased as Nova Scotia minimum wage rises

January 31, 2014

Students were very pleased today to see the Nova Scotia Government approve a 10-cent increase to the province’s minimum wage, keeping it near the basic standard set by the low income cut off (LICO). Since 2004, the minimum hourly wage in Nova Scotia has risen from $6.50 to $10.40.

“This is a very positive policy and we applaud the new government for their commitment to students and other minimum wage workers”, said StudentsNS Executive Director, Jonathan Williams. “These minimum wage increases ensure that students are fairly compensated for their work and protected from inflationary erosion of basic incomes.”

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